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Blog entry by BRAVOGOLFTANGO posted 02-04-2013 06:27 PM 1641 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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PASs

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#1 posted 02-04-2013 06:35 PM

Great post!
Can’t wait to see pics of it in action.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#2 posted 02-04-2013 06:41 PM

Epic build. Looks like you did a great job. Looking forward to seeing it in action.

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BRAVOGOLFTANGO

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#3 posted 02-04-2013 06:46 PM

Thanks Pas & ren, I can’t wait to build my first M/T joint. I only have another evening of minor stuff I hope and will be slinging a mess everywhere, which by the way was a cool-factor for me, I don’t mind a mess so long as I have my respirator on :).

Vids to come soon.

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Gunney

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#4 posted 02-04-2013 07:54 PM

Excellent build, BGT. I built a pantarouter several months ago to use on the mortise and tenon joints in the kitchen cabinets I was building. It’s a pretty versatile tool, although I still prefer to cut the tenons on the table saw with a tenon jig and do the mortises with the pantarouter, then I just knock the corners off the tenons so they fit with the rounded mortises. BTW, I found a very good supplier of router bits for use with the pantarouter. www.magnate.net sells a solid carbide, 1/4” diameter spiral upcut bit with a 1-1/4” cutting length for $16.69. That was the longest cutting length I could find for a 1/4” bit, and also about the best price. It cuts beautifully and keeps its edge for quite a long time. They make a very wide selection of bits and their prices are very competetive. I have no affiliation with them, other than being a satisfied customer.

-- Patrick, Mobile, AL

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#5 posted 02-04-2013 07:56 PM

Did you have any issues with the router cord not clearing the gantry? I did, and had to modify it so my cord would clear the left upright when looking at the gantry from the front. Fire that puppy up!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BRAVOGOLFTANGO

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#6 posted 02-04-2013 08:07 PM

Thanks Gunney, friggin jarheads always pull through for us swabbies…I’m on their site now ordering one sir, thanks a million, that’s a tough size to find. Think Amana also carries that size in the 1/4” upcut too.

L2L I don’t have any clearance issues with the router cord, I do plan on hanging it from the horiz piece on the template holder though. Oh hey would you say there is anything wrong with leaving that 7/16” thick horizontal top-cap off the template holder?

I really like the exposed finger joints and that top-cap isn’t a real strength addition, technically it ties in the finger joints, but the templates don’t weigh much.

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#7 posted 02-04-2013 08:10 PM

Found the one you’re talking about Gunney, PN 2024.

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luv2learn

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#8 posted 02-05-2013 12:48 AM

The top of the bar, under the box joint template, is set relationally at the same height as the table top. I did this by putting a 1/2” spiral bit into the router then laying that bit on top of the table’s surface. As you know, everything is a 2:1 setup so because I had a 1/2” bit in the router I also had a 1” dia. follower bearing attached to the guide handle. This makes the bottom of the guide bearing and the router bit laying flat on the table top at the same height in relation to one another. I can then reference my template settings off the top of the bar. Does that make any sense?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BRAVOGOLFTANGO

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#9 posted 02-05-2013 05:00 AM

Lee, I think it makes sense, I hope tomorrow I can may try what you’re talking about. Should I do this for every template?

Couldn’t I just have a mark on the vertical supports of the template holder and build my template plate with whatever joinery pattern @2:1 with that dimension?

Or wait, maybe not because I may end up using a different size bit, no wait again, each template has to be made for whatever size bit I’m using and double that size for the guide bearing.

Think I just confused myself just now, haha.

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#10 posted 02-06-2013 02:38 AM

Finally completed.

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